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How Two Women Teamed Up to Take on the Chemical IndustryâEUR"and Won | Earthjustice


Environment  (tags: chemicals, flame retardants, health conditions, cancer, consumer product safety commission )

Nita
- 240 days ago - earthjustice.org
Over the next six years, Gartner and Blum would carry out a multifaceted campaign that eventually compelled federal regulators to call for banning an entire class of flame retardants.



   

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Ted W (127)
Sunday February 18, 2018, 7:49 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!Thank you for posting this info, Nita!!
 

Animae C (507)
Sunday February 18, 2018, 8:20 pm
"....safe medications like birth control are extensively regulated in this country and yet toxic chemicals like flame retardants, which are truly dangerous, are essentially unregulated."
There you have it, it's all about lobbying & who pays out the most!!!

WOW what a long hard shlog from these amazing women & the complete ban still hasn't happened!

"In the meantime, consumers can reduce their exposure by choosing furniture labeled “contains no added flame retardants,” urging retailers to stock only organohalogen-free products and wet dusting or mopping frequently to reduce dust."

Shared.
TY Nita
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday February 19, 2018, 9:41 am
Great job these two did.Frustrates me too that flame retardants aren't regulated. Sick of hearing about idiots who are out there lobbying for dangerous chemicals even ones who are for drugs, guns etc.We must fight for our protection. Thanks Nita
 
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